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Heritage, Santa Flora

Heritage Petroleum Company Limited says a condensate leak along a 6-inch trunk pipeline, running from Balata East Field to Barrackpore Tank Farm, is being clamped.

In a press release issued yesterday afternoon, Heritage stated that all available resources, including the services of specialised response contractors, have been mobilised to clean up the affected areas.

According to Heritage Petroleum, it received reports of a condensate leak in the vicinity of Rochard Douglas Road, Barrackpore, yesterday.

It said company officials were immediately dispatched to the site and quickly determined that the leak was emanating along a 6-inch trunk pipeline, running from Balata East Field to Barrackpore Tank Farm.

The pipeline was isolated and was in the process of being clamped up to yesterday evening.

Heritage added that it was mobilising all available resources, including the services of specialised response contractors to clean up the affected areas.

It said residents were informed of the clean-up efforts and Heritage operational and community liaisons were on the site to give guidelines, share information and offer support.

The company said it is conducting ongoing surveillance to ensure the totality of the leak is contained.

Heritage, in its statement, also advised the public that there were traffic restrictions, within the immediate vicinity of Rochard Douglas Road, Barrackpore.

The company said it notified the Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries and all other regulatory agencies, including the Environmental Management Authority (EMA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Agency (OSHA).